Hello! Anybody out there? :) I've been gone so long I'm not so sure. A huge thanks to Michele for sending a fabulous "Spoonful of Sugar" themed kit that helped me get back to creating! It was actually pretty hard to get started making my first card after taking an almost three month break. It was also tricky because I don't have my crafting supplies.
|Here's a snapshot of the supplies Michele used to create our kits.|
So I relied completely on Michele's kit. Okay, I did scrounge through my 5-year-old niece's art supplies for a couple things. :) But don't worry. I put her Crayola colored pencils to good use and made a get well card just for her. (She's having her tonsils and adenoids removed this week.) And I'll let you in on a secret. My cards are only card fronts. Yep, cardstock didn't make it into the essential category when I was packing our suitcases for our move. Are you wondering yet if I'm going to show you my cards? Can you tell I'm a little nervous? I start to ramble when I'm nervous. :) Okay, on to the cards. I'll start with my niece's card since I've already talked about it.
Michele put some super cute teacups in our kit. When I saw them I immediately thought of a picture I'd seen on Pinterest with a little arrangement of flowers inside a teacup. Since I didn't have my stamps to use, I improvised and selectively cut some flowers off a bouquet die cut that was in our kit.
Next up, my second teacup card. Isn't that grey woodgrain amazing? I was wishing I had a whole stack of it.
This next one is super simple, but that's okay, right? I had something different in mind, but my little one ate my "friends" die cut. Yes, you read that correctly. Okay, she didn't swallow the paper (well, not much of it anyway), but she's teething and it was a slobbery mess by the time I got it out of her mouth. Needless to say, a revision of ideas was necessary.
And now for my favorite of the bunch. I cut the roses out from my favorite piece of patterned paper in the kit, added a few splatters, and finished it off with a few words I trimmed out from one of the sentiments.12 Kits of Occasions Blog to check out what the other fabulous ladies did with their "Spoonful of Sugar" kit. You're in for a treat! :)
Good morning, Lindsey!!! I LOve that you've been able to use the kit in so many gorgeous ways that even I didn't think of... those Avery Elle flowers are a perfect fit for the tea cup ...very clever! You MAY have a whole stack of that wood-grain paper... in any color, 'cuz I make that one myself! Just let me know!ReplyDelete
OOOH I'm glad you're back Lindsey! Lots of things I loved about how you used the kit - FIRST>>> The flowers inside the cup! SWOON!!! Love that !! Those fussy cut flowers on the graph paper - gorgeous! And that sweet colored little girl - that's like getting a hug in the mail! All beautiful. I hope things settle down soon for you! (and me - so I can see more of things you make!)ReplyDelete
Oh my, what gorgeous cards!ReplyDelete
It is so good to see you Lindsey! I've missed your gorgeous creations! Love the cards you made. Hope things are calming down after your move and that everyone is settling down nicely.ReplyDelete
Oh, you are so creative! You made all these fantastic cards without your usual supplies--wow! I always make all my cards first--just the fronts! Then I decide on colors for the bases and glue them on. So you're all ready for my Step 2! Love how you cut out different elements. The teacup with flowers is adorable! So happy to see you back posting with the group. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Oh boy are these ever fabulous!! I LOVE the flowers in the teacup Lindsey, cute idea!!ReplyDelete
You are amazing! I can’t beleive you made so many cards/ fronts :) Now you are ready to go and just attach them before they get eaten. I think of you often.ReplyDelete
Hello, little Lindsey! I've missed you!! You certainly haven't lost any of your creative talent, even if there is a lack of card stock! You didn't let that stop you for a minute, nor the brief interruption while you rescued soggy die cuts from your teething paper critic!! You're simply the best and so are all of these magnificent card fronts! I hope that all is well with your sweet family (do I have your new address?) and that all goes smoothly for your niece!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Fantastic set of cards, Lindsey! You certainly haven't lost your mojo and it's great to see your cards again!ReplyDelete
Wow, Lindsay. How did you make so many amazing cards? Love them all. I really really love how you cut those flowers out of the patterned paper for your last card. And, I am laughing that your die cut got eaten. It's beena long time since stuff like that was happening to me, it just made me chuckle.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see you Lindsey ... and with such gorgeous cards! I'm always amazed at the beautiful cards you girls make from one kit ... and for you to have made them with no other supplies (and with a little someone nearby wanting to munch at them!!) is doubly awesome! Your creative touch is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)ReplyDelete
Lindsey you rocked Michele's kit. I love all of your cards I just love how you put flowers into the cupcake! All beautiful my fav hS to be the lSt one the background paper and the way you fussy cut the flowers from the patterned paper--beautiful!ReplyDelete